My first birthday gift was a break from the bitter cold. The day itself was a pleasant freezing, which really was quite warm when compared to the 9 degrees (with negative degree wind chills) from the previous two days. I was able to go to my morning workout in relative comfort. I also credit the balmy 32 degree weather with upping the number of attendants at my birthday party that night. Really it was just drinks at a fun, low key bar in Astoria (Mosaic, for those following this for exciting Astoria-specific news), but while I have some good friends, I wouldn't have faulted them if they hadn't joined had my special day fallen during the polar vortex.
|I didn't take any pictures of the wonderful people who celebrated with me this past week/weekend, but I did photograph these flowers that Sam got me.|
|See, it looks like a regular tree being needlessly manipulated with ropes and boulders, but in reality, it's a tree made of bronze. The boulders are real though, I think.|
|The aforementioned cake. The flowers sadly are a bit the worse for wear.|